Is it okay to be relax during my gap year before medical school? Parents worry that it will harm my work ethic when medical school starts. Need advice

For my whole life, I have never really had a long "break". Every summer was work or study and then 2 weeks where I follow my parents on a sightseeing trip. My parents never really believed in the concept of a "break" hence I never really had a summer break. I have currently been accepted to multiple US MD medical schools so far and am currently waiting to hear back from my dream school in March. During this time, I have taken on a job as a MCAT instructor where I work 4 days a week. Asides... Is it okay to be relax during my gap year before medical school? Parents worry that it will harm my work ethic when medical school starts. Need advice
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